There's not much in life more satisfying than a game-changing purchase at a purse-friendly price, especially if it's showered with compliments from friends and colleagues about how expensive and designer-like it looks or how good you are at finding just the right pieces.
When it comes to curating our wardrobes, we're firm believers that a high to low, high-end to high-street budget is essential. There'll be times when your closet is just calling out for those Gucci boots, the new Loewe bag or a Burberry trench (we hear you), but often we find ourselves in the market for a quick and easy pick-me-up purchase or a fashion refresh, especially on the weekends, and especially when party season is fast approaching.
Where to shop though when there are so many options? It can be tricky, we'll give you that, so we've rounded up key pieces to purchase from our stores of the moment. Arket (part of the H&M group) is our current favourite, as it offers a minimal, grown-up feel for basics, which is perfect for your work wardrobe. Think COS with higher-quality cashmere and an enviable lifestyle section. Massimo Dutti is also having a moment when it comes to tailoring, as the brand's Unique for Work section proves that a plain trouser suit isn't the only office option these days, and its footwear offering is particularly strong this season. Mango and Zara are, as ever, on point when it comes to great, fashion-forward pieces that pay homage to the catwalk, and we can never get enough of & Other Stories for instant laid-back, cool-girl essentials. To make life even easier for you, you'll find the 10 key pieces you should buy this weekend, in the gallery below.
The most laid-back way to do sequins right now.
This coat will make any outfit feel fresh, even if it's layered over chunky knitwear.
We found the perfect pair of boots for running around town in. You're welcome.
Not just for party season, these tassel earrings will look just as striking with jeans and a blouse.
A wardrobe staple this season, we love the paper-bag waist—trés chic.
Equally as sophisticated over a white shirt, velvet trousers and heels as it is over a dress and ankle boots for work.
Star print + sequins—what's not to love?
The piece every influencer is wearing right now.
The perfect piece to take you from desk to drinks. Swap out the ankle boots for gold strappy heels, and you'll have a winning combo.